‘THIS NEW video will be an excellent resource for people to use in Stop the War meetings,’ says school student and anti-war activist Ed Cope from Cambridge. ‘The makers of this film have managed to bring together material from leading members of the anti-war movement. It slots together interviews with footage from British news and Al Jazeera and film from the Vietnam War. ‘The nasty face of US and British imperialism is portrayed with powerful images. Nothing is more disturbing than the images from Iraq-the scalps of children in pools of blood, burnt bodies in crushed cars and men being thrust to the ground by soldiers, with plastic sacks over their heads and their hands bound behind their back. The graphic nature of this film sets it apart from the sanitised news bulletins of the Western media.
‘It also raises important political questions the anti-war movement is facing. Bianca Jagger, for example, argues that the problem with the occupation is that the UN has not been involved. George Galloway argues instead that any thought that the Iraqi people can’t run their own country for themselves is racist. My own favourite moment is when an Iraqi man goes up to an US soldier and says, ‘Get out of my country.’
‘The soldier replies, ‘I am here so you can speak freely.’ The man says, ‘I don’t need your help,’ and the soldier replies, ‘Go away now or we will take you away’.’
To get the new anti-war video at a special offer price of £10, send a cheque payable to Independent Media Society, 13 Wardour Close, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1LB. Or e-mail [email protected] for more information.
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